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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Wisconsin - Milwaukee is an above-average public university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 17,076 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wisconsin - Milwaukee acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Nursing, Marketing, and Communications. Graduating 41% of students, Wisconsin - Milwaukee alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,300.
About University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Website

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
August 12
SAT Range
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,445/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,647/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.159 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.174 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.174 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,076Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,284
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 110 responses
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  • You will see them all!
    40%
  • Diversity
    34%
  • Busy
    14%
  • Tired
    4%
  • Enthusiastic
    3%
  • Motivated
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.219 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.279 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 117 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    61%
  • Awesome
    11%
  • Go Panthers!!
    10%
  • Reliable
    9%
  • Underrated
    3%
  • Unengaged commuter school
    3%
  • Passive
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.113 responses
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UW- Milwaukee has been the best fit I could find for myself. The location is great, and right near downtown. The bus system stops in front of the residence halls and many buidlings which makes it easy to get around. Classes are great, especially when undecided. They give you an opportunity to find what you're really interested in! Dorm life is convenient for first and second year students. Meal plans and proximity to campus makes life much easier!
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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is undergoing huge transformations that will continue throughout the next decade. Top research facilities, new buildings, professors, and increased investment brought Milwaukee to the top of my list. I am studying architecture at the wonderful School of Architecture and Urban Planning where open studio spaces, big windows, and modern design inspire my everyday work. I stay at Cambridge Commons which are apartment style dorms with A/C, four people that share two bedrooms, one main/general area, one full-size fridge, and a large bathroom. The campus features competitive D1 varsity sports along with growing popularity in intramural competition. The main campus is situated in one of the wealthy suburbs of Milwaukee and is 3 minutes away from Bradford Beach (a popular summer location for beach volleyball and hanging out with the locals) and the expansive Lake Park.
When I was still in high school and had to start thinking about which schoold to go to next, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee definitely wasnt one of my top choices. I am really glad that I chose this school anyway because I actually feel that it is quite an underrated school. There are plenty of great professors here who teach valuable course material. I also find that with UWM being the number 1 in research is quite fascinating!